Corruption Ghana needs strict financial supervision - AG

The Auditor-General said all efforts must be made to close the hiatus to restore sanity into the financial systems of local governance

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The Auditor-General, Mr. Richard Quartey, has called for more commitment in the supervisory and monitoring roles of key officials and heads of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MDDAs), to permanently seal off gaps fueling recurrent financial irregularities.

He has additionally emphasized the need for the establishment of Audit Report Implementation Committees and Internal Audit Units at all the various MMDAs the absence or ineffectiveness of which combined with failure to implement recommendations to contribute to the recurrence of lapses.

Mr. Quartey mentioned some of these irregularities as unsubstantiated payments, unearned salaries, uncompetitive procurement as well as failure to deduct or remit withholding taxes.

The AG was addressing the opening session of the maiden Regional Auditors conference of the Service on Wednesday in Sunyani, aimed at building and improving the capacity of participants to enhance team work and effective relationship with Management for better service delivery.

The three-day national conference held on the theme “The Role of Regional Auditor in the Achievement of the Auditor-General’s Mandate” was attended by 35 participants including three members of the Audit Service Board and human resource staff of the Service.

The Auditor-General, expressing grave concern said everything needed to be done to close the hiatus to restore sanity into the financial systems of local governance

“These irregularities could also be attributed to low level of commitment and poor supervision by accountants, heads of from accountants, financial officers and heads of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MDDAs), towards ensuring proper compliance with financial rules and regulations”, he added.

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Auditor, Mr. E. Dakorah-Bendah, mentioned lack of accommodation for the Atebubu/Amantin and Jaman South District offices as well as delay in the completion of the Regional Office extension block project, as some of the immediate challenges of the service.

He observed with concern that some of the Municipal and District Assemblies in the Region as well as public educational institutions were bedeviled with internal control weaknesses and managerial ineffectiveness.

Source: GNA

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email:

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Health Service Major shake-up hits Ghana Health Service; 8 Directors movedbullet
2 NDC Matters Jewel Ackah is ungrateful - Anita De Sosoobullet
3 Western Region Police constable found dead in roombullet
4 Power Crisis Dumsor cost us $3billion - Nana Addobullet
5 Photos Akufo-Addo receives $1m from India for renovation of...bullet
6 Alajo Shooting Suspect remanded over mechanic's death at Alajobullet
7 Pulse Review NDC's deadly missiles and Nana Addo's...bullet
8 Rumours 'Ghanaians like to kill people before their time'-...bullet
9 Full Text Here's how the Minority reacted to takeover of...bullet
10 Northern Region 3 killed in gory accident at Tingabullet

Top Videos

1 Watch Video I lick my wife before going to preach - Kumchacha confessesbullet
2 Illegal Mining Anti-galamsey taskforce goes wild; burns excavatorsbullet
3 Video Galamsey operator weeps as taskforce burn excavatorsbullet
4 Shocking Nurse confesses to killing 175 people a weekbullet
5 Capt. Mahama's Death The account of this 10-year-old will leave...bullet
6 Lynched Soldier Listen to the man who hit Capt. Mahama's head...bullet
7 WATCH Kennedy Agyapong dances wildly to hip hop song in...bullet
8 Video Metro Mass bus catches fire on Cape Coast-Kasoa highwaybullet
9 Watch Video Tipper truck kills student of St Louis...bullet
10 Lynched Soldier Residents of Denkyira-Obuasi mourn...bullet